What kind of pump will be best for my new home? It is a common question that every new homeowner has whenever they are overwhelmed with the choices available in this genre. Along with the huge variety, there is also the thing about technical terms that are rather confusing and somewhat out of common understanding. So, in this blog, we will discuss a few basics about various types of pumps and their applications in domestic environments.
● Sump Pumps: if you have a home in a low lying area with a high water table you understand the problems caused by the unwanted accumulation of water. Such problems are taken care of by sump pumps. Sump pumps are automatic motors that drain out clean water to other sides and prevent any kind of flooding in your own home. Most sump pumps are installed in basements, pits, and basics. The most recommended brand in this respect is Stormwater. Stormwater drain & pits pumps have a huge market share for their flawless design and performance. Sump pumps can either be pedestal or submersible style pumps which can easily be distinguished by looks. The pedestal pump has an open design while the submersible pump has a compact design.
● Sewage Pumps: As the name suggests, sewage pumps push out sewage waste from septic lines or sewers. You will need these pumps if you are installing a toilet in an area lower than the level of sewer like a basement. You will also need it if your home is on a hill and the lower level is underground. Sewage pumps are capable of handling solid wastes up to two inches in diameter. But note that these pumps aren’t designed to accommodate anything else than human waste or partially decomposed toilet papers. So, even if you are using sewage pumps it is not a good idea to flush diapers, sanitary pads, soap, hair, or toys down the toilet.
● Effluent Pumps: Effluent pumps are identical to sewage pumps as they are capable of moving solid wastes but with a lesser capability. Effluent pumps can handle 3/4th of the diameter of waste that can be handled by sewage pumps. The water drained by these pumps is known as greywater which isn’t exactly sewage water but is not clean water either. The common applications of these pumps include laundry discharge, sink drainage, dishwater waste drainage, and similar other greywater applications.
● Utility Pumps: Utility pumps can be availed in various shapes and sizes and they have universal applications. Usually, these pumps are used to move water from point A to point B on a temporary basis. For example, you will need a utility pump to drain a heater or to pump out unexpected flooding of rooms with water. Therefore, utility pumps have no float switch and they need to be turned on and off manually. If you are using submersible utility pumps, you can place them directly underwater. For gardens, landscapes, power backups and rain barrels you can always go for 12 volt small sized pumps.
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